Nigerian forward Sone Aluko will receive instructions from a new coach after his English Championship side, Reading fired their manager Jaap Stam.
Stap who guided the club to the English Championship play-offs last season joined the club in 2016 from Ajax Amsterdam where he was an assistant manager.
The Dutchman signed Aluko for a deal in the region of £7.5m from Fulham at the start of the season and the Nigerian has scored once in 36 English Championship games providing five assists.
“Reading Football Club announces that Jaap Stam has left his position as manager of the club with immediate effect,” the club stated on their official website.
“Majority shareholders, Mr Yongge Dai and Ms Xiu Li Dai, had wanted to give Jaap every opportunity to turn around what has been a difficult and challenging Championship campaign.
“Jaap has not wavered in the time, effort and sheer determination he has put in to try to steer the team away from the position we find ourselves in. However, after careful consideration, the decision has been made that a change is now necessary.
“We would like to thank Jaap for his hard work and commitment to the club, in particular noting what he achieved in a memorable first season in club management, and we wish him the very best of luck in his future endeavours.
“We will now focus on identifying and recruiting the right person to take Reading Football Club forward.
“The club will make no additional comment at this time but will provide further updates as soon as possible.
The former Netherland international, Stam recorded one win in Reading’s last 19 league games. So far this season, Reading have chalked up eight wins, 18 losses and 12 defeats.
Reading will host Queens Park Rangers in their next match is on Friday, March 30 at the Madejski Stadium.